Restaurants in Washington

Pasta is the star at chef-restauranteur Ethan Stowell's Tavolàta. House-crafted rigatoni, casarecce, conchiglie, linguini, and more, are made on-site daily.

Situated on the Lake Washington Ship Canal, this Queen Anne restaurant is known for its panoramic views of the Fremont and Aurora bridges.

Fuel up on Northwest-style pub grub like wild-caught salmon burgers (plus lovely deck-side views over Eagle Harbor.

Around the corner from chef-impresario Tom Douglas's flagship restaurant, Dahlia Lounge, is his more casual Serious Pie, known for its thin-crust, applewood-fired pizza.

Sample octopus imported from Valencia and kalmotxo, a drink made from red wine and Coke at this Basque-themed tapas bar.

Tuck into fish-and-chips and hearty burgers.


Colorful Belltown bistro with a great garden

Everyone from tattooed bikers to blue-haired old ladies slurps down the steamed Penn Cove mussels at this funky no-frills restaurant, which overlooks the waters where the famed bivalves are harvested.

Chef Matt Dillon and restaurateur Wylie Bush decided to gut a building in an industrial neighborhood, remodel it, add a storybook garden entrance, and create their "dream restaurant," a rustic communal space where dinners emphasize local products, from the wine down to the mushrooms.